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"petrochemical" in British English

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petrochemicalnoun [C]

uk   /ˌpet.rəʊˈkem.ɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌpet.roʊˈkem.ɪ.kəl/
(Definition of petrochemical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"petrochemical" in American English

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petrochemicalnoun [C]

 us   /ˌpe·troʊˈkem·ɪ·kəl/
any ​chemicalsubstanceobtained from ​petroleum or ​naturalgas
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petrochemicalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌpetrəˈkemɪkəl/ NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION
one of the ​chemical substances obtained from ​oil or ​naturalgas: Less than a third of the ​rawmaterials used by the ​group are petrochemicals.
petrochemicals [plural]
products made from the ​chemical substances obtained from ​oil or ​naturalgas: Our ​society is ​heavilydependent on oil-based ​goods such as ​plastics and petrochemicals. a petrochemicals ​company/​business/​plant
petrochemicals [U]
(also the petrochemical industry) the ​industry that ​produces petrochemicals: Half the ​workers in this ​state are ​employed in petrochemicals.
(Definition of petrochemical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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